Giving Tuesday- Give them a second chance

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Will someone tuck me in tonight?” Leah, tearfully asked on her first day of arrival to Lev Lalev! Leah’s father recently died, and her mother is in a psychiatric facility in far off Jerusalem. Leah is only eight years old. Left without a family to care for her she is sad, scared, and depressed. Since …

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Thankful for all our Blessings

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As we approach Thanksgiving we are thankful for our families and all the good we have in our lives. Let’s also remember those less fortunate throughout the world, including our Israeli girls at the Lev Lalev Orphanage. As one example Sarah came to Lev Lalev as a sad and sickly 8 – year-old. She was …

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Tomorrow not Today

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In this weeks parsha we read about the behavior and mindset of Yitzchaks twin sons Eisav and Yaakov. Specifically, it says “Pour me some of that red stuff for I am exhausted”. Yaakov replies “Sell your birthright to me” and Eisav then says “I have no use for the birthright because I am going to …

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Some Questions We Can’t Answer

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My eighty-eight-year-old mother in law is a Holocaust survivor. She was placed in a convent just outside of Brussels with about a dozen other young Jewish girls who were interspersed with more than a hundred Belgium war orphans. Yesterday she was puzzled, excited, nervous, and horrified in response to the killing in a church in …

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